PRRD satisfied with government's relief operations, assures preparedness to help farmers, and reconstruction of bridges

Photo from DA Sec Manny Piñol's FB page (ctto)

Manila, Philippines – On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his satisfaction over the on-going relief operations conducted by state agencies in areas hit by tropical storm “Urduja”.

The Chief Executive was informed about the extent of the damage caused by the typhoon during a briefing at the Naval State University in Biliran.

The President himself conducted an aerial inspection of the areas affected by Urduja.

He immediately directed government agencies to continue the relief efforts to affected families as well as the search and rescue operations.

According to President Duterte, the government is also prepared to assist the farmers to recover from devastation caused by floods.

Agriculture department would release P25, 000 as assistance to farmers and fisher folks whose livelihood were destroyed by the typhoon.

During the briefing, Department of Public Works and Highways secretary Mark Villar assured that two destroyed major bridges would be rebuild within this month.

The Energy department, on the other hand, confirmed that power will be restored in the region by December 21.

Meanwhile, according to Department of Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol, President Duterte issued a directive to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Food Authority (NFA) to work together and establish food supply depots in areas that are vulnerable to calamities due to climate change.

"The DSWD and NFA should work on that," the president said after hearing a complaint from a Mayor among one of the towns that their food supply was only good for one day.

The president also recalled what happened during Yolanda, citing that climate change is a real thing and should be taken seriously.

Source: PCOO

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